Wyoming Arts Council

Poetry Out Loud Names Champ

These results just in: Josh Schaberg, a senior at Buffalo High School, has been named the winner of the 2007 Wyoming Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest. Josh will represent the state in the national POL finals in late April in Washington, D.C . Second place goes to Danielle Then, Guernsey-Sunrise High School. In third place is Sarah Whittle of Cheyenne East High School.

Judges for this year’s competition were Liz Jackson, English and creative writing instructor at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne; performer and playwright Bob Berky of Jackson; and Rita Meyer, Wyoming State Auditor.

The next round of Wyoming Poetry Out Loud will begin with the 2007-2008 school year. Sign up now and beat the rush by e-mailing Mike Shay at the Wyoming Arts Council.

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